Jesus, Our Perfect High Priest
Why all those details?
The letter to the Hebrews is a powerful statement of the wisdom of God and of the unity of the Bible. If you wondered what was the point of all the Old Testament instructions on the priesthood, the temple, and the sacrifices, the answer is spelled out in Hebrews. Jesus fulfilled the priesthood perfectly. He was the perfect priest, making the perfect offering, in a perfect heavenly temple. By His priesthood, we are redeemed from sin and justified before the Holy and Eternal God. Give Him the praise and worship He deserves.
For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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